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Monday, December 2, 2013

Origami Owl Review & GIVEAWAY!


When I was a little girl I loved watching my mom’s mother’s ring.  It was sparkly and pretty and had all of our birthstones on it, so when My Big Helper was born and I headed back to work, I hinted rather pointedly to my husband that I wanted a ring with her birthstone on it.

I received one soon after, and I loved wearing it.

And then Our Little Man was born.

Suddenly I wasn’t so excited to wear my ring anymore.  It was still beautiful, of course, and I liked that reminder of my firstborn, but I felt as if I was leaving out my son, and I disliked that guilty feeling.


 So I was wildly excited when I discovered Origami Owl.  This young company sells completely customizable jewelry, the main hook being their “Living Lockets.”  These round lockets have transparent front and backs with magnetic clasps.  What makes them special is the charms that you can put inside.  The charms are pewter and many are hand painted.  The charms come in a huge variety of shapes and finishes so that you can fill your locket with symbols that represent you.  Some of the options available are symbols for letters, food, faith, hobbies, careers, family, etc.

Origami Owl takes designing seriously, and so there are more options available.  The lockets come in five different finishes: silver, brushed gold, black matte, chocolate, and rose gold.  You can also attach larger items that dangle to put on your chain, like keys.  Round metal plates come in different finishes and are stamped with a variety of words.  These fit inside the lockets to provide a backdrop to the charms.

The Origami Owl designers have thought of everything.  There are long and short chains, fine ones and fancy ones.   There is even a line of chains that puts a small Living Locket over your heart for those special symbols that mean the most.


I personally love that I can customize my jewelry so completely.  I can include all aspects of my life in my locket – my faith, my family, my love of books and art.  I don’t have to stop there, though.  As I change and grow, as God brings new things into my life, I can change what I put into my locket.  It’s as easy as popping open the locket and dropping in a new charm.

And for such a young company, Origami Owl is heading in a good direction.  The company began when a fourteen-year-old girl started selling homemade jewelry as a way to save money for her first car.  With the support of her family, they took her successful backyard enterprise and turned it into a multimillion dollar company, choosing to sell their products through home-based “jewelry designers” so that other women could realize their dreams, too.

I received my first Origami Owl necklace from one of these designers – Aspen Tucker.  Aspen is passionate about Origami Owl and the many creative ways that the Living Lockets can be worn.  She’s even created a brand new way to wear them!  (More about that on Wednesday.)

Some other important things to know about O2:

  • You can open the lockets and adjust the contents yourself.  It's as simple as opening a magnetic cabinet door.  You don't need any special tools and can be finished in seconds.
  • Origami Owl is accepting Christmas orders through December 15th.  If you'd like to order a personalized Christmas gift, you have two weeks to get that order in!
  • Shipping is one flat rate based on the amount of your order.  You pay $5.95 for orders under $100 or $7.95 for orders over $100, and your order will be shipped straight to your house.
  • Your product usually arrives in your mailbox about one week from the day you ordered it.
  • Aspen, our sponsor for today's post, will do fundraiser parties and donate a percentage of her commission to your favorite charity or organization.
  • Origami Owl does Jewelry Bars, or home parties, and hostesses earn free products.
If you want to know more, Aspen can answer all of your questions!  You can write to her here.


Aspen wants everyone to know about these awesome products – and so she’s  generously giving away one of the bracelets that Origami Owl launched as a brand new line of products just a few weeks ago!  These, too, can be customized to suit you.  The locket can dangle or be set into the chain like a watch.  It comes in two different finishes, silver and gold, and special danglies can be attached to the chain. 

If you’d like a chance at winning your very own, brand-new Origami Owl bracelet, enter using the widget below.  The winner will be announced here and notified via email on Monday, December 9th and will have 24 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen.

If you’d rather go ahead and start shopping, Aspen has opened an online party just for us!  Remember, Christmas is only three weeks away!  O2 products make very thoughtful gifts.  Go here to check out the Origami Owl catalog online and begin shopping. 


I am receiving a free Living Locket and chain for reviewing purposes in exchange for an honest review.  For more, see my Full Disclosure policy.

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42 comments:

  1. I would love the medium silver link locket with crystals!

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  2. I have never seen these in person. I would have a very hard time deciding what I would want. You know how indecisive I am!

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  3. I have always wanted one of these since I first saw the site ages ago!! Love it! :)
    As for bracelets..I would have to get one of the 7" silver styles! I have a small wrist..lol.

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  4. I love the gold link locket! These are gorgeous!

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  5. I have been interested in origami owl but never got around to finding out more about it.

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    1. Where exactly do I go to find bracelet styles?

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    2. You can find the the bracelet chains her, Marybeth, and then you can add the Living Locket of your choice, I believe.

      http://artdesignz.origamiowl.com/PWPSearchProduct.ashx?KeyWord=bracelet

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  6. I would LOVE a gold link braclet, I think I would just put in something sweet and pretty.

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  7. I think these are so sweet! I'd love to win this giveaway.

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  8. I've never heard of Origami Owl before but how fun!! Love it!

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  9. i would choose the link locket

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  10. These are very creative and fun!

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  11. I love the link locket...with a background that says 'blessed' and the birthstones of my 5 blessings rolling around inside! :)

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  12. I love the link locket and more.

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  13. I really like the 7" silver dangle braclet

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  14. I like the rose gold living locket, preferably with an owl and a fox. My oldest "is an owl" and my youngest "is a fox". Along with their birthdays.

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  15. I LOVE Origami Owl!!! I have my eye on the new bracelets!!!! It's also on my Christmas list ;)

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    1. Aren't they pretty, Millicent? I love how creative these products are. If you'd like a link to our Facebook Origami Owl party, where you can chat with Aspen and hear all the ideas everyone's tossing around, send me your email address and I'll send you an invite. :-) All orders placed by December 15th will be in your hands before Christmas.

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  16. I like the 7" silver dangle bracelet chain! They are all really pretty.

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  17. I've never seen this before! I'm a new mom and would love to have something like this!

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  18. I would love to win the silver bracelet with it set in the links!

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  19. I have been envying the Origami Owl pendant of my co-teacher for months….

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  20. I have always wanted something from Origami Owl! I like the silver bracelet chain

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  21. I like the link bracelet. I don't like bracelet's with dangles since I work at a computer all day.

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  22. I like the silver link locket. I have a necklace and I just love it!

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  23. I really like the 8" silver link locket bracelet. These are beautiful and fun because you can personalize them.

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  24. love the silver link locket, with a snowman snowglobe charm :)

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  25. I really like the 7" Link Locket Bracelet Chains and there are so many adorable charms to pick from!

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  26. I really like the owl rose gold living locket

    cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. I LOVE the silver link locket!

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  28. The silver link one with sparkles :)

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  29. Hard to choose, they are all so beautiful! The silver link maybe...??

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  30. I really like the 7" Link Locket bracelets

    mbaldrees at Hotmail dot com

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  31. I really like the 8" Link Locket Bracelets!

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  32. I love the 8" link locket chain bracelet!

    Maureen
    maureen.tenney@gmail.com

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  33. I would pick a silver link locket.

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